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Anonymous
January 10, 2005 10:35:34 PM

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My desktop computer died so I had a get a new one. I am now, a very
inexperienced XP user. The computer recognized my printer with the right
one but it will not print. All print jobs go in the queue but will not go
any further. I tried using the original CD that came with the printer for
win97 but it said that there are no drivers selected or whatever. The
original window with the ink gauges is not coming up anymore. The printer
does not seem to be initializing. Can anybody help.

Thanks
Eric

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Anonymous
January 10, 2005 10:35:35 PM

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"Eric J. Comeau" <ejcomeau@ns.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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> My desktop computer died so I had a get a new one. I am now, a very
> inexperienced XP user. The computer recognized my printer with the right
> one but it will not print. All print jobs go in the queue but will not go
> any further. I tried using the original CD that came with the printer for
> win97 but it said that there are no drivers selected or whatever. The
> original window with the ink gauges is not coming up anymore. The printer
> does not seem to be initializing. Can anybody help.

Go to www.epson.com
(and register your 600 printer if not done before)
and look for printer drivers (free downloads)
especially for Windows XP. (But this is so
old a printer there may be none -- in which case
you might get better advice in an XP.printing newsgroup.)

--
Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)
Anonymous
January 11, 2005 5:04:35 PM

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I'm afraid Epson is not offering an updated driver for this printer.
That leave you having to use the boxed driver from XP. However,
although it will not have all the features, and likely not have the ink
monitor, it should supply most of the basic features.

Are you unable to get a test page from the printer? Does XP indicate
you have your 600 as the default printer?

Art


Eric J. Comeau wrote:

> My desktop computer died so I had a get a new one. I am now, a very
> inexperienced XP user. The computer recognized my printer with the right
> one but it will not print. All print jobs go in the queue but will not go
> any further. I tried using the original CD that came with the printer for
> win97 but it said that there are no drivers selected or whatever. The
> original window with the ink gauges is not coming up anymore. The printer
> does not seem to be initializing. Can anybody help.
>
> Thanks
> Eric
>
>
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Anonymous
January 11, 2005 5:28:37 PM

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Don Phillipson wrote:
> "Eric J. Comeau" <ejcomeau@ns.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> news:aOAEd.207093$Np3.8757570@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
>
>> My desktop computer died so I had a get a new one. I am now, a very
>> inexperienced XP user. The computer recognized my printer with the
>> right one but it will not print. All print jobs go in the queue but
>> will not go any further. I tried using the original CD that came
>> with the printer for win97 but it said that there are no drivers
>> selected or whatever. The original window with the ink gauges is
>> not coming up anymore. The printer does not seem to be
>> initializing. Can anybody help.
>
> Go to www.epson.com
> (and register your 600 printer if not done before)
> and look for printer drivers (free downloads)
> especially for Windows XP. (But this is so
> old a printer there may be none -- in which case
> you might get better advice in an XP.printing newsgroup.)


You *are* an idiot! Use some common-sense! Why on *Earth* should there be an
XP driver for a decade old printer?!
--
Facon - the artificial bacon bits you get in Pizza Hut for sprinkling
on salads.
Anonymous
January 11, 2005 5:36:57 PM

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Eric J. Comeau wrote:
> My desktop computer died so I had a get a new one. I am now, a very
> inexperienced XP user. The computer recognized my printer with the
> right one but it will not print. All print jobs go in the queue but
> will not go any further. I tried using the original CD that came
> with the printer for win97 but it said that there are no drivers
> selected or whatever. The original window with the ink gauges is not
> coming up anymore. The printer does not seem to be initializing. Can
> anybody help.
> Thanks
> Eric


Some people don't have the sense they were born with (if, indeed, they were
born with any). Just think for a minute: -

1) The printer is a decade old - why would the CD work? What happened -
Epson had time machine to go ten years into the future and see that MS would
write an OS called Windows XP and that someone called Eric would want to run
a 600 under Windows XP so they'd better write a driver?
2) Do please enlighten the rest of the planet as to what Windows 97 was
like - as MS seems to have given you an exclusive on this non-existent OS.
3) Of course there is no status monitor - why on earth would there be?
Your only choice is to use the XP native driver and that's enough to get it
printing (hopefully). The status monitor was part of the Epson driver - and
there isn't one for XP.
4) You now have two choices - try to get it working with the native
driver or buy a new printer - and I know which I'd do.

--
Facon - the artificial bacon bits you get in Pizza Hut for sprinkling
on salads.
Anonymous
January 11, 2005 6:28:57 PM

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I suggest that you let XP provide the printer driver. I did that with my
Epson Stylus Color 800 under similar circumstances and had no problems.

Bob

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"Eric J. Comeau" <ejcomeau@ns.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:aOAEd.207093$Np3.8757570@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
> My desktop computer died so I had a get a new one. I am now, a very
> inexperienced XP user. The computer recognized my printer with the right
> one but it will not print. All print jobs go in the queue but will not go
> any further. I tried using the original CD that came with the printer for
> win97 but it said that there are no drivers selected or whatever. The
> original window with the ink gauges is not coming up anymore. The printer
> does not seem to be initializing. Can anybody help.
>
> Thanks
> Eric
>
Anonymous
January 11, 2005 6:28:58 PM

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I did just that and it did not work.
Eric

"BOB BURKE" <bobburke@optusnet.com.NOSPAM.au> wrote in message
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>I suggest that you let XP provide the printer driver. I did that with my
>Epson Stylus Color 800 under similar circumstances and had no problems.
>
> Bob
>
> --
> Remove "NO SPAM" to reply
> "Eric J. Comeau" <ejcomeau@ns.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> news:aOAEd.207093$Np3.8757570@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
>> My desktop computer died so I had a get a new one. I am now, a very
>> inexperienced XP user. The computer recognized my printer with the right
>> one but it will not print. All print jobs go in the queue but will not
>> go any further. I tried using the original CD that came with the printer
>> for win97 but it said that there are no drivers selected or whatever.
>> The original window with the ink gauges is not coming up anymore. The
>> printer does not seem to be initializing. Can anybody help.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Eric
>>
>
>
Anonymous
January 11, 2005 7:40:27 PM

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You don't need to register your printer to get access to support for
downloads of drivers. Sadly, they do not indicate an XP driver for the 600.

I will see if there is any reasonable workaround to this problem, as it
comes up quite regularly with older printers. Old printers, but often
completely functional ones.

Art

Don Phillipson wrote:

> "Eric J. Comeau" <ejcomeau@ns.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> news:aOAEd.207093$Np3.8757570@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
>
>
>>My desktop computer died so I had a get a new one. I am now, a very
>>inexperienced XP user. The computer recognized my printer with the right
>>one but it will not print. All print jobs go in the queue but will not go
>>any further. I tried using the original CD that came with the printer for
>>win97 but it said that there are no drivers selected or whatever. The
>>original window with the ink gauges is not coming up anymore. The printer
>>does not seem to be initializing. Can anybody help.
>
>
> Go to www.epson.com
> (and register your 600 printer if not done before)
> and look for printer drivers (free downloads)
> especially for Windows XP. (But this is so
> old a printer there may be none -- in which case
> you might get better advice in an XP.printing newsgroup.)
>
Anonymous
January 12, 2005 5:50:46 PM

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If he's an idiot, for trying to be helpful, I guess that makes you an
absolute genius and a saint. It's people like you that make me hope
there is Karma.

I just had a discussion today with the printer division at MS about what
options for older printer owners (that's the printers that are old, not
necessarily the people).

Here's the scoop. Microsoft has tried to offer some basic printer
drivers "in box" with each of their OSs to simplify installation for
people who may not have their driver disks anymore, or for printers than
may have been forgotten by the manufacturers over the years. However,
they do not offer drivers for every printer, and the drivers tend to be
simplified relative to what the manufacturer may have originally
offered. This often means the driver, if it exists will have a limited
feature set.

In terms of how to approach this:

If you are upgrading your OS, first, before doing so, check the
internet, both manufacturer's websites and other private or driver
collection sites to see if a more current driver that will work with the
new OS you are planning to install is available. This involves nay
peripheral, including printers, scanners, video or sound cards, and so on.

Sometimes individuals hack or create newer drivers for newer OSs even if
the manufacturer has not. In cases of things like sound and video cards,
many times the manufacturer has been bought out and you may need to
follow the yellow brick road to find a working driver at a new website
or a legacy site. Sometimes, you will find a driver that works with the
chipset on the card even if it is not designated to the specific
manufacturer. If you find some, download them before migrating to the
new OS, and place them on a floppy if small enough, or CD.

If none can be found, the OS may have "in box" drivers from the OS
provider. They often are more basic. Sadly, with printers, they do
little more than print text, but you won't know until you install them
and try. If the OS finds the device, it usually should allow it to
work, at least in some limited fashion. If you cannot print a test
page, chances are there is either a conflict with a port, IRQ or
something in the CMOS/bios. It may require some testing to get it
working. A common problem is a printer port or parallel port
misconfiguration. Check the CMOS/bios to see how the LPT1 (for
instance) printer port is set up. Port speed, directionality, and type
may all influence how the printer and computer respond to each other.

If you are unable to find a driver to work with the OS printer
combination, there are probably only a few options open to you:

1) You can certainly complain to the manufacturer, although they are not
under legal obligation in most jurisdictions to provide a working
driver, some countries may have time periods that the manufacturer is
required to keep the product functional in new environments.

Even if that isn't the case, sometimes if you press the issue the
manufacturer will inform you of a unofficial updated driver that may not
be fully debugged, but they will allow you to have a copy with the
caveat that it is not considered finalized (and never will be). They
may also know of unofficial hacks, etc.

You can certainly still voice your complaint, or see if they will offer
you a trade up giving you some "good will" discount for your older
printer. You can also threaten not to buy their product anymore if they
don't support their older products.

2) You can use your older computer, if you have one, and network it or
make it your "printing engine" This may allow you to simply transfer
files to it by intra or internet, or by disk swapping, and then print it
using the old drivers on a system using the old OS.

3) You can consider buying a program such as "Virtual PC" which allows
you to run more than one OS under one machine. Depending upon the port
configuration, you might be able to continue to use your older printers
in a virtual environment.

Probably for most people who have standard letter size printers, running
a second system with an old OS may seem overkill in terms of redundancy,
inconvenience, and upkeep, unless you wanted to network them anyway.
However, for larger printers, like the ProXL, as an example, it is both
costly to replace and slow, and having a dedicated system for printing
may make sense if you have the space.

Art





Miss Perspicacia Tick wrote:

> Don Phillipson wrote:
>
>>"Eric J. Comeau" <ejcomeau@ns.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
>>news:aOAEd.207093$Np3.8757570@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
>>
>>
>>>My desktop computer died so I had a get a new one. I am now, a very
>>>inexperienced XP user. The computer recognized my printer with the
>>>right one but it will not print. All print jobs go in the queue but
>>>will not go any further. I tried using the original CD that came
>>>with the printer for win97 but it said that there are no drivers
>>>selected or whatever. The original window with the ink gauges is
>>>not coming up anymore. The printer does not seem to be
>>>initializing. Can anybody help.
>>
>>Go to www.epson.com
>>(and register your 600 printer if not done before)
>>and look for printer drivers (free downloads)
>>especially for Windows XP. (But this is so
>>old a printer there may be none -- in which case
>>you might get better advice in an XP.printing newsgroup.)
>
>
>
> You *are* an idiot! Use some common-sense! Why on *Earth* should there be an
> XP driver for a decade old printer?!
Anonymous
January 13, 2005 7:46:22 AM

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Hi guys, finally got my printer working, like you said it does not have the
ink monitor but it works. Removed the printer and let it re installed and
it worked. As far as Miss Perscpicacia Prick, it is people like you that
are filling in the landfill sites and making this world un- inhabitable.
Thanks to the other people, the world need more people like you.

Eric


"Eric J. Comeau" <ejcomeau@ns.sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:aOAEd.207093$Np3.8757570@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca...
> My desktop computer died so I had a get a new one. I am now, a very
> inexperienced XP user. The computer recognized my printer with the right
> one but it will not print. All print jobs go in the queue but will not go
> any further. I tried using the original CD that came with the printer for
> win97 but it said that there are no drivers selected or whatever. The
> original window with the ink gauges is not coming up anymore. The printer
> does not seem to be initializing. Can anybody help.
>
> Thanks
> Eric
>
!